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Published by Ballantine Books .
Written in English

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  • Nonfiction - General

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The Physical Object
FormatMass Market Paperback
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9463924M
ISBN 100345222210
ISBN 109780345222213

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Goodbye to a River is his account of that farewell canoe voyage. As he braves rapids and fatigue and the fickle autumn weather, he muses upon old blood feuds of the region and violent skirmishes with native tribes, and retells wild stories of courage and cowardice and deceit that shaped both the river’s people and the land during frontier. "In he heard the river would be dammed, drowning much he remembered. And so he took a belated canoe trip on it, alone, to bid it farewell. The book is a narrative of that trip - three rain-soaked, wind-driven autumn weeks, bucking rapids, scraping sudden rocks, making and breaking camp. This year's selection, Goodbye to a River, is the story of John Graves' canoe journey down the Brazos River. The book is part history, part memoir, and part travellogue. Goodbye to a River, like many Texas narratives, uses the journey for structure, and the journey takes on symbolic significance as well. This journey is a personal process. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Goodbye to a River: A Narrative. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS More information about this seller | Contact this seller Results (1 - 30).

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